Sichuan Airlines to start Chongqing-Sydney service on 20 December

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Sydney airport has confirmed that Sichuan Airlines will launch services from Chongqing to Sydney from 20 December.

The Chengdu-based carrier will operate twice weekly services with Airbus A330-200s, which the airport says will take the number of direct services to greater China to 95 per week by the end of the year.

“Chinese passengers are our fastest growing passenger group and we expect this new service to further stimulate growth,” says Sydney airport chief executive Kerrie Mather.

Flightglobal’s FlightMaps Analytics shows that Sichuan Airlines will be the only operator on the Chongqing-Sydney route. The airline already operates a three times weekly Chengdu-Melbourne service.